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Address: Brooklyn, NY
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Well, if you like the site of putrid green water, and your nose can handle the various odors coming from the canal, I might imagine that seeing this "attraction" is for... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Gowanus Canal is just an industrial area, not worth to see for tourists. From there you can easily move towards 4th avenue and Prospect Park.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Well, if you like the site of putrid green water, and your nose can handle the various odors coming from the canal, I might imagine that seeing this "attraction" is for you. Seriously, I can't understand why anyone would want to see the Gowanus Canal. It's nothing more than a place to dump industrial waste. Maybe if it was cleaned... More 

1 Thank BKLYN55
Glen Head, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I'd seen this canal when going to Gowanus and Carroll Gardens. Overall it is like Newtown Creek on the Brooklyn/Queens border, it is in a very industrial area with lots of traffic and an unimpressive housing stock nearby. Overall, I'd tell people not to make a special trip here if they are looking to see Brooklyn as they will see... More 

1 Thank conrade886
Hebron, lsrael
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Gowanus Canal, once known as Gowanus Creek - more recently as "Lavender Lake" for the fetid fragrance arising from the water - is today not nearly as polluted as it once was. At the Carroll Street Bridge (1889) the view is downright pretty & pastoral. Another interesting one is the combined bridge & subway station at 9th Street (Smith-9th... More 

1 Thank Dave S
Englishtown, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Traffic, traffic, traffic...... The area is well kept (if you can get to it). Plan plenty of extra time if you are headed in this direction. Construction abounds everywhere...

1 Thank Mike46421

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